Implant dentures can serve as an effective “hybrid” version of two advanced missing teeth replacement techniques. By combining dental implants with a denture appliance, implant dentures can be an ideal option for patients with multiple missing teeth, as well as for those who may not be candidates for missing teeth replacement utilizing a dental implant for each tooth. The number of dental implants that may be required for your implant denture will be based on the type of denture (partial or full) that will be placed, jawbone density in the area of missing teeth, how many implants it will take to provide a stable foundation for the denture, and other factors. In some cases, just two to four implants are necessary to achieve a strong basis of support for the denture; in others, more implants may be required for optimal security.
All of our implant denture procedures are customized to each patient’s needs and goals. During the initial consultation, our dentist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your oral structures, and x-rays will be taken to determine areas of the mouth that offer the best location for the implants. The quality of bone in the regions where the teeth are missing is a strong indicator as to how many implants may be necessary for the best results. Partial dentures usually do not require as many implants as full dentures. Our dental team will be able to give you a clear idea of how many implants you may need once you have been examined, and we can talk more with you about what you can expect from your customized implant denture procedure.
If you have questions about implant dentures, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact Delmarva Dental Services today.